Written by Seni Glaister
Not every journey takes you far from home.
Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can’t be said for people. Since he lost his wife, he’s been on his own at Mirth Farm – and that suits Doubler just fine. Crowds are for other people; the only company he needs are his potato plants and his housekeeper, Mrs Millwood, who visits every day.
So when Mrs Millwood is taken ill, it ruins everything – and Mr Doubler begins to worry that he might have lost his way.
But could the kindness of strangers be enough to bring him down from the hill?
Such a feel good read! Just what I needed to put a smile on my face in the dismal month of January.
Mr Doubler is an unconventional farmer; he grows only one crop. His potatoes mean everything to him and he has concentrated solely on them since he lost his wife and his children grew up and moved out. His only company is Mrs Millwood, his housekeeper. But when Mrs Millwood can no longer make the daily trip, what will become of Mr Doubler?
This is a wonderful story; beautifully written and obviously well-planned. It begins innocuously enough, then before you know it you are really invested in the characters and the story. I just couldn’t put it down, and raced through it eager to find out where it was going. This holds no disappointments; just amusement and fun all the way from an author who obviously observes fellow humans very carefully to be able to produce such a fabulous novel. It shows a deep understanding of life in general and is a delightful read which left me nodding my head in agreement at the same time as a smile crept across my face. I hope lots of reader are attracted to it as this is a book which deserves to be read and enjoyed. Absolutely recommended!
My thanks to publisher HQ Digital for my copy, which I have reviewed honestly and without bias.
Tags: family, relationships
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
- Size: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital
- Publication Date: 24 January 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
Meet the Author
Seni Glaister has worked in bookselling since 1988. The mother of four children, she uses her spare time (when she is not working or reading) to raise pigs, confide in her cattle, climb mountains, make wine and write. She has recently led a management buy out of The Book People, one of the UK’s favourite booksellers and she is currently planning a long cold walk to the South Pole.